October 19, 2011
Archbishop Wood's Nate Smith, a quick-footed defensive back, orally committed to play football at West Virginia in a Tuesday news conference at the Warminster school. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior, also dangerous as a wide receiver and kick returner, chose the Mountaineers over Temple, Michigan State, South Carolina and Toledo. A transfer from George Washington, Smith has helped the Vikings, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, to a 6-1 record. They have outscored foes by 303-62.
January 10, 1990 |
Charles Becton scored 13 points last night to lead West Virginia to an 82-62 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over St. Joseph's. Tracy Shelton finished with 12 points as West Virginia improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Atlantic 10. Ron Vercruyssen and Mike Shaak paced the Hawks (2-9, 1-4) with 12 points apiece. St. Joseph's led 8-2 with less than four minutes gone in the game, but the Mountaineers unraveled the Hawks' control offense with their fastbreak. WVU tied the score at 10 with 13 minutes, 58 seconds left in the half, and the Hawks never regained the lead.
March 7, 1988 |
The Atlantic 10 Conference's youngest and brightest stars were out in full force yesterday. Freshman Mark Macon scored 28 points, with 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals, in Temple's 77-57 drubbing of Duquesne in the nightcap of a pair of tournament quarterfinal games. But before Macon took center stage, the A-10's second-best freshman, Chris Brooks, West Virginia's 6-6, 220-pound forward, turned in one of his finest performances in leading the third-seeded Mountaineers (18-12)
November 29, 1993 |
Officially, the bowl coalition isn't allowed to divulge its pairings until this coming Sunday. Unofficially, the matchups are set. Or are they? The Dallas Morning News is reporting that unbeaten West Virginia, shut out of directly playing for the national championship after turning up third in the latest coalition poll behind Nebraska and Florida State, will turn down an invitation to face Texas A &M in the Cotton Bowl. Instead, the newspaper said, the Mountaineers will opt for a Sugar Bowl matchup against the Southeastern Conference champion, either Florida or Alabama.
March 2, 1993 |
In the latest RPI Report, Temple has climbed all the way to No. 14 in the land. That's mighty impressive, for a basketball team with 14 wins, and one that doesn't call the Big 10, Big 8 or Atlantic Coast Conference home. But Owls coach John Chaney doesn't put much stock in power ratings. At least not for public consumption. All he understands is that his club suffered its 11th loss, 86-74, to West Virginia last night. Temple (14-11 overall, 7-6 in the Atlantic 10), which was riding a four- game winning streak, missed an opportunity to virtually lock up an NCAA Tournament at-large berth.
April 1, 2005 |
Fans say West Virginia University basketball coach John Beilein deserves the 2-year contract extension he won yesterday. After all, he led the Mountaineers to their best season in more than four decades and turned around a team that was in trouble just 3 years ago. "They say this team has no stars but in my opinion, Coach Beilein is the star of the team," said WVU senior Mike Jones, of Pittsburgh, referring to the team's performance in...
January 26, 2011 |
Pottsgrove two-way back Terrell Chestnut, who chose to look for another football home after the University of Pittsburgh fired coach Dave Wannstedt last month, has committed to West Virginia. "He's happy with West Virginia, really comfortable with the people and coaches there," longtime Pottsgrove coach Rick Pennypacker said. Chestnut, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior speedster who starred for the Falcons as a quarterback and defensive back, was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection on defense last season.
October 10, 2010 |
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Just a short walk from a bustling fast-food court, the spread is humble: canned tuna, raisins, boxed rice, tomato soup, and stack upon stack of ramen noodles. So, too, are the messages scrawled on a clipboard hanging nearby. "Thanks I'm poor. " "Ant got no money. " "NEED. " The food bank is a single metal rack, erected in early September. What makes it exceptional is that it is in the Mountainlair, West Virginia University's student union. While the university has held food drives for the needy before, this food bank, called the Rack, is meant to serve students, young people who likely look much like those eating pizza in the adjacent cafeteria.
March 6, 2010 |
The Big East regular-season schedule comes to a close today with a number of seeds and first-round byes being determined for next week's conference tournament. Fortunately for ninth-ranked Villanova and No. 10 West Virginia, today's game at the Wachovia Center holds no suspense about which team gets a bye. Both the Wildcats and Mountaineers have wrapped up double byes through to Thursday's quarterfinals. But the seedings are up in the air. Depending on what happens in South Philadelphia and later today at Pittsburgh, Villanova could end the day as a 2, 3 or 4 seed.
February 25, 1987 |
The approach was familiar, a defensive strategy that many other teams have used against Temple: Take Nate Blackwell out of the game. Seventeen times the Owls' foes had tried it this season. Their record was perfect: No successes. Until last night. West Virginia held Blackwell, Temple's catalyst, in check for 40 minutes, and the result was a 64-61 upset of the Owls (No. 5 AP, No. 4 UPI) in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at McGonigle Hall, a result that ended the Owls' 15-game winning streak - the longest in the nation - and their 33-game home winning string.